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Why suitcases rock and fall over – puzzle solved

Why suitcases rock and fall over – puzzle solved

Science
It's a common experience when dashing for a train or plane while lugging a two-wheeled suitcase. The bag rocks alarmingly from side-to-side and threatens to overturn. Now, scientists have investigated this conundrum of everyday physics. Speeding up rather than slowing down can solve the problem, they say. Alternatively, you can pivot the handle of the suitcase as close to the ground as possible. French scientists studied a model suitcase on a treadmill to see what goes wrong when a suitcase rocks out of control at high speed. They developed equations to explain why two-wheeled trolleys have a tendency to rock from one wheel to the other. In cases of unstable bags - after having gone over a bump, for example - they found luggage rocks from side-to-side until it falls over, or it reach...
'Criminal Minds' adds Daniel Henney to ensemble

'Criminal Minds' adds Daniel Henney to ensemble

Entertainment
June 21 (UPI) -- Daniel Henney has joined the cast of Criminal Minds as a series regular, CBS said Tuesday.Starring Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness and Adam Rodriguez, the procedural will begin its 13th season on Sept. 27.Henney will reprise his role of Special Agent Matt Simmons, which he played for two seasons on the recently canceled Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."Formerly with the International Response Team, Special Agent Simmons joins his colleagues in the Behavioral Analysis Unit, whom he has consulted with in the past, including helping with the release of Dr. Spencer Reid when he was arrested in Mexico last season," a press release noted.[embedded content]Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

'Queen's defeat means more practice and Peppa Pig'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device 2017 Aegon ChampionshipsVenue: Queen's Club, London Dates: 19-25 JuneCoverage: Comprehensive live coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, Red Button, Connected TV and online dailyLosing in the first round at Queen's Club doesn't mean I can't go on and do well at Wimbledon. It just means I've got a lot of work to do.I knew before the tournament that I still have some way to go if I'm going to get up to the level where I challenge for the biggest titles, but I certainly expected more from myself.I'm not the only player to suffer a surprise on the grass - Roger Federer lost in the first round in Stuttgart, and Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic also lost at Queen's on Tuesday.Grass is a very different surfac...

South Korean leader says he shares 'common' goal with Trump

World
June 20 (UPI) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he and U.S. President Donald Trump have something in common – a goal to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear program.In an interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday, the South Korean leader emphasized commonalities with Trump, who has called for an end to the era of "strategic patience" and a tougher approach to Pyongyang in the wake of missile provocations.The statement from Moon appeared to be addressing rising concerns in Washington the new South Korean administration could be at odds with the United States on critical issues like THAAD deployment, strategies in dealing with Kim Jong Un or even the future of the U.S.-South Korea alliance.Moon did say given the right conditions, he believes it would be a "good idea
Op-Ed: Why this investing model makes sense for real estate in Asia

Op-Ed: Why this investing model makes sense for real estate in Asia

Finance
A decade ago, the real estate market opportunity in China consisted largely of risky speculative development deals because of a lack of availability of stock.Foreign investors seeking opportunistic returns from the first wave of China funds have been largely disappointed from a toxic combination of delays, cost escalation and implementation problems due to difficulties in enforcing basic contractual law. As a consequence, investor cynicism about China real estate runs high, and so sentiment on Chinese real estate is largely polarized between uber-bulls and perma-bears with not much in between.The reality on the ground today, however, is that the situation is more nuanced and much improved. Particularly in Beijing and Shanghai, occupational markets in the commercial market are buoyant and i...